Shiny pretty things.
The Grand Moving Mirror of California
What: This one is pure gold. A series of painted tableaux detailing the journey hopefuls made during the 1849 rush moves across the stage, accompanied by narration and sound. This, friends, is how the motion picture got its start.
Why: Gotta get that chedda.
When: Thru Aug. 23. Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: The Velaslavasay Panorama, 1122 W. 24th St., b/t Hoover St. & Magnolia Ave., Downtown (213-746-2166). Tickets ($15) at brownpapertickets.com.
Trunk Show L.A.
What: It’s the last day of the sale, so go big before going home: up to 90 percent off J Brand; Wildfox; Young, Fabulous & Broke; and more.
Why: Most of the merch hasn’t hit stores yet. You’ll be the first to wear it.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 2430 Main St., at Hollister Ave., Santa Monica (310-396-3344).
What: Up to 65 percent off printed silk cocktail dresses, rompers, and skirts from the collaboration between painter Salvatore Principe and designer Kate Gold.
Why: Art’s on your mind, but Picasso isn’t in reach.
Where: Online at Swirl.
What: Take nine variations of the delicious snack (beef and jalapeno; corn, mozz, and green onions), add twenty-plus tostinos (ham, cheese and mortadella), and top with outdoor seating.
Why: We can’t get enough of the flaky treats.
When: Daily, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 8570 W. Third St., at S. Sherbourne Dr., Beverly Hills (310-385-0445).
Bodega Wine Bar Opens
What: Vino sans pretension. There’s no need to sniff, swirl, and pontificate here. This is sheer drinking pleasure. And almost all the goods are similarly priced, so you can try the best for less.
Why: Many varietals from Cali make you feel right at home, but a pepperoni and cheddar plate really seals the deal.
When: Daily, 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 6290 Sunset Blvd., at Vine St., Hollywood (323-464-3400).